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Old 09-10-2009, 06:56 PM   #21
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Hey you're in Miami, very nice setup you got going there.
Curious to where you sourced your kegs from if local? I'm looking to getting 1 or 2 for some upgrades.

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Old 09-10-2009, 10:26 PM   #22
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Mostly from craigslist. I have 2 extras if your needing some.

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Old 09-11-2009, 08:22 PM   #23
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The ones I saw on craigslist were a bit overpriced last time I checked a few months ago. I'll let you know if anything, thanks.

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Old 09-21-2009, 03:49 PM   #24
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Yeah it took a few want ads to finally get all I needed. No worries let me know they aren't going anywhere.

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Old 02-14-2010, 06:20 PM   #25
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bumping back up.
Any chance you can tell me what you're using on the bottom of the mash tun? The pic of your sparge ring just aaaaaalmost lets me see through the water. It looks like a false bottom.

I'm putting bottom drains into my MLT and am bouncing back and forth between a false bottom and a copper manifold.

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Old 02-14-2010, 09:18 PM   #26
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Yup it's a false bottom from morebeer, it was one of the few I could find that folded up with hinges and was designed for bottom draining.

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Old 02-14-2010, 09:29 PM   #27
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Yup it's a false bottom from morebeer, it was one of the few I could find that folded up with hinges and was designed for bottom draining.
Thanks much.

I've got a simple 3-sankey keg, gravity draining setup.
When I first built it, I was inexperienced and put my ball valve on all 3 kegs about 2" from the bottom weld. This means I have about 2.5 gallons of dead space in the mash tun because I batch sparge with a stainless braid and don't have it setup to pull a true siphon.

Before I weld a union in the bottom, are there any tips you have? Anything you'd have done differently?
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:42 PM   #28
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Nope, if I did it again I would do it exactly the same way. Except that I would learn how to TIG weld and do that instead of using all weldless stuff

When I upgrade to my 55 gallon setup I will be doing it exactly the same way.

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Old 03-31-2010, 09:50 PM   #29
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Your pictures are really inspiring!

I am building a RIMS system using a bottom draining tanks like yours. I would be interested to see more pictures of your BK bottom, filter and filter attachment if you have time to take more pictures to share.

Thanks!

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Old 03-31-2010, 10:16 PM   #30
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Thanks

I had an issue with it handling large volumes of pellet hops so i'm in the process of building an inline hop strainer. I'd be happy to take pictures of my through hole setup on the bottom of the kegs though.

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